November Wholesale RV Shipments Decline

Graph of November wholesale RV shipments

According to RVIA’s monthly survey of manufacturers, November wholesale RV shipments totaled 29,644 units, a decrease of 10.2 percent when compared to November, 2018.

Through November, aggregate monthly wholesale RV shipments in 2019 reached 378,554 total units, down from the 455,309 units at this point last year. The decline represents a -16.9 percent decrease.

With the exceptions of park model RVs (up 16.7 percent) and truck campers (up 5.8 percent), all categories declined in November. Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 26,297 units for the month, a decrease of -8.9 percent when compared to last November’s total of 28,868 units.

Motorhomes finished the month with 3,347 units, down (-19.4%) compared to the November 2018 total of 4,155 units.

By class, fifth-wheels were down -5.3 percent (6,086 units) in November; Camper trailers slipped -6.2 percent. On the motorized side, type A motorhomes fell -28.4 percent; type B coaches decreased by -27.8 percent and type C shipments were off -10.4 percent.

RVIA predicts total 2019 shipments will reach 401,200 units, a drop-off of 17.1 percent from 2018. If the projection prove accurate, it would be the fourth-best yearly total in the history of the industry.

To Look over the entire report and corresponding graphs, click here.

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